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Jennifer A. Crane - Reston, VA

1775 Wiehle AvenueSuite 400 Reston, VA 20190

Updated: 04/17/2024

Reston Estate Planning Lawyer

Overview

Jenn Crane is a trusts and estates attorney who focuses her practice on special needs and elder law. She brings a unique blend of compassion, dedication, and responsiveness to the clients she serves.

Upon graduating from Catholic University's Columbus School of Law, Jenn clerked for the Honorable Zinora Mitchell-Rankin of D.C. Superior Court. She entered into private practice in 2007...

Jenn Crane is a trusts and estates attorney who focuses her practice on special needs and elder law. She brings a unique blend of compassion, dedication, and responsiveness to the clients she serves.

Upon graduating from Catholic University's Columbus School of Law, Jenn clerked for the Honorable Zinora Mitchell-Rankin of D.C. Superior Court. She entered into private practice in 2007.

In 2022, Jenn was awarded the Accredited Estate Planner Designation (AEP®) by The National Association of Estate Planners and Councils, a graduate-level specialization that recognizes educated, knowledgeable, experienced, and ethical estate planning professionals. In 2023, she was named a Qualified Master Counselor in the field of Trusts and Estates by the Virginia Law Foundation/Virginia CLE based on her demonstrated dedication to the comprehensive study and practice of her chosen profession.

In 2023, she also was named a member of the Special Needs Alliance. Membership is extended by invitation only, and attorneys must meet specific criteria to ensure that SNA clients are served with the utmost professionalism and compassion.

When Jenn isn't working, her favorite place is with her husband, five children, and the greatest dogs on the planet, no matter where that place is.

About Jennifer A. Crane

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Counsel

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law/Special Needs
  • Trust, Estate and Fiduciary Litigation

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia

Other Affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor, Antonin Scalia School of Law, George Mason University
  • Board of Directors, Shared Horizons
  • Editor, Journal of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Qualified Master Counselor, Trusts and Estates, Virginia Law Foundation/ Virginia CLE® Designations Program
  • Member, Special Needs Alliance
  • Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®) designation awarded by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils
  • College of William and Mary Mock Trial Team (Coach)

Education

  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia, 2006
    J.D.
  • Mount St. Mary's College, 2003
    B.A.
    Honors: magna cum laude

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Articles

Published Works

  • "A PSNT Can Do That! (No, Really)," Elder Law Report and The Voice: SNA Newsletter (September 2023)
  • "What the General Practitioner Needs to Know about Divorce and the Special Needs Child," Virginia Lawyer (March 24, 2023)
  • "What the Federal Retiree Needs to Know for the Special Needs Child," Elder Law Report (June 2023)
  • "The Nuts and Bolts of Special Needs Trust Administration," Guest Article, Clover Leaf Wealth Strategies (Dec. 27, 2022)
  • Special Needs Children, Public Benefits, with Elizabeth L. Gray, Esq. ( April 1, 2022 )
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship Law, Fairfax Co. Circuit Court Manual, Contributing Author ( June 3, 2010 )
  • "War as its Own Justification," Journal of Political Theology ( March 15, 2005 )
  • "Bombing and Protecting the Innocent in War: Vietnam as a Case Study," National Journal of Theta Alpha Kappa ( January 15, 2003 )

Office Information

Address

1775 Wiehle AvenueSuite 400 Reston, VA 20190

Achievements

Honors

  • 2023, Arlington magazine’s Top Attorneys — Elder Law
  • 2023, Virginia Business magazine's "Legal Elite" -- Elder Law
  • 2022, Virginia Business magazine's "Legal Elite" -- Trusts/Estates/Taxes

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